STEEMIT OPEN MIC WEEK 59 - Original Composition - Nostalgia (for my grandmother)

3년 전

Hello Steemit!

First of all I want to share my gratitude for all the support @gokulramdas and I have received for the Open Mic Week 58!! We just finished setting up our workspace in Boston, it is called "The Mogati Labs". This is how it looks today:

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(picture from a recording with @choby and Amogh (who's account is yet to be approved))

For this week's Open Mic I want to share something that is very special to me and that I just finished working on, with the help of @gokulramdas. My family decided to put together a book of poems, all written by my grandmother, who is a renowned philosopher and educator in Chile (where I'm from). She is one of the strongest, most independent woman that I know. I wanted to be a part of this, even though I live in Boston, so I wrote music for one of her poems, "Nostalgia". She didn't know about all of this, that is what made this even more special. Yesterday, they all met and gave her the book, and then enjoyed the music...


NOSTALGIA

Me hace falta esa mirada
que se demora en mi cuerpo
y al subir hasta mis ojos
halla segura el sendero
que la lleva hasta el lugar
donde escondo mis deseos...
los descubre, los alumbra,
los despierta con su fuego.

Me hace falta esa mirada,
Hace tiempo no la tengo...
y mis deseos se duermen
a la espera del encuentro.


Here is a picture of my grandmother holding her book of poems and watching the video:

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She wrote me a dedicatory...my sister is keeping the book safe for me until I come back :)

"Dearest Matilde, I'm so happy with your marvelous music for my poem, with the hope of seeing you again soon"

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Special thanks to @luzcypher, @pfunk and all the people involved in making this contest possible.

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You are an amazing soul ... @matisotoaguilar ...

absolutely amazing. you are a top artist just beautiful all over the place... a voice for the world and a talent to share

Aw, wow, this song is so pleasant, with the poetry in it and your fabulous performance. "Marvelous," as your grandma says. And your story behind the song is even more touching to me, as you've captured and preserved your grandma's legacy in such a sweet way. I'm upping and resteeming because I see brilliance and beauty overflowing in it.

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Hey! thank you so much...writing music is my passion and I'm so happy to share it with this community!!

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hi dearest.. how are you... please upvote my video and follow my steemit and coments my pics https://steemit.com/@mammakiladli

Interesting harmony and theme. Love it :)

Amazing original composition!
Upvoted and resteemed!

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what a wonderful voice again mam,.

Que hermoso, realmente la música y la letra me llega mucho, me gusta la introducción que le haces, por alguna razón me recuerda a Bill Evans y sus baladas. Te seguiré para estar al tanto de lo que compartes. Aprovecho para compartirte una canción venezolana que tiene el mismo nombre

Saludos.

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Hola @joedukeg! gracias por tus palabras y por compartir esta canción conmigo, es muy bella!

After that last one, I didn't think you could outdo yourself. My! This is quality stuff. I am a big fan. Regards to granny. I wish I understood every vowel and consonance of the poem. Sure my soul pulsed to the beautiful music. Keep doing this! <3

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haha thank you! I wanted to put an english version of the poem but then I realized it was not so easy...literal translation sounds ridiculous and I don't seem to find the right way of communicating the ideas..I will try to find someone with better translations skills to help me with this!

What a touching story. Beautiful.

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Very good post.
I have Resteem and Upvote your article for progress and forward together.
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This is quite a beautiful and touching tribute to your grandmother. @matisotoguilar! Your workspace looks awesome! Where would any of us be without guidance and inspiration emanating from the roots to which each of us has risen? Loved this!

What a lovely composition!
Well done!

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great publication, very interesting has my vote, greetings.

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